There are 43 Stages of Grieving

A Comedy Until it is Not a Comedy

About the Show

Written by Micharne Cloughley
Read by Clara Francesca, Tara Pacheco, and Victoria Pollack

“Everyone who has grieved knows that there are way more than seven stages of grieving” – Anonymous

“There are 43 Stages of Grieving” is play about a pregnant, dying robot. This is the first pubic reading of the play, proudly as part of LadyFest 2018.

About the Artists

Micharne Cloughley
In non-fiction theatre, Micharne Cloughley wrote My Strong Female Ego as the Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia. This play was read at The Tank as part of LadyFest 2016. With The Civilians, Micharne wrote The Way They Live and co-wrote The End and the Beginning, which were both performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Civilians were the first theatre company to be in residence in the Museum. Micharne’s fictional plays have been developed or presented in New York by The Tank, Animus Theatre, Australian Made Entertainment and NYC Playwrights, and in Australia by Holden Street Theatres, Rock Surfers Theatre, Playwriting Australia, Griffin Theatre Company, Baggage Productions, and the Q Theatre. Micharne began her career in the development and production of non-fiction television, and currently works as a producer for Showrunner Warren Leight. www.micharne.com

Clara Francesca
Clara Francesca is an award-winning actress with her solo showManifesting Mrs. Marxand lead role in Cannes-Market feature filmJohnny-Ghost. Clara recently playedMacbeth's Lady Macbeth,Three Sisters'Irina,Hamlet’s Ophelia, &Uncle Vanya’s Yelena. Clara is an inaugural Anne Bogart SITI Company Conservatory Alumni, lead vocalist inThe Venus Orbit, Associate Member of GF&CO, & Artistic Associate of Phoenix Theater Ensemble. Clara has directed and performed around the globe; NYC Venues include The Tank, The Brick, Judson Church, New York Theater Workshop, Workshop Theater, Dixon Place, The Kraine Theater, Howl Gallery, The Barrow Group Theater,New York Public Library, Silent Barn, ITP NYU, Medicine Show Theater.clarafrancesca.com

Victoria Pollack
Victoria Pollack is a NY-based actor and producer. Professionally, she has participated in play development processes with the Metropolitan Opera, Primary Stages, Lincoln Center, and NYSAF, and originated "The Girl" in the premiere ofMinetti at the Barbican, London and the Edinburgh International Festival. At Juilliard she appeared as Lina Szczepanowska inMisalliance, Janet inA Girl Lives Alone, and Quince inMidsummer. In addition to her work on stage, she wrote/produced a trio of short films, produced the 2016 Film Festival at Juilliard, and produced a sold-out site-specificMacbeth in Brooklyn with a cohort of Juilliard students and alumni. Fervently committed to arts outreach, she has collaborated with Artists Striving to End Poverty (NYC, TX, South Africa), the Juilliard New Orleans Service Project (LA), Broadway for All (NYC), and Lincoln Center. She holds a BA in Theatre from Barnard College, Columbia University (Kenneth Janes Prize in Theater) and a MFA from Juilliard Drama, where she was awarded the S. Kim Oh Scholarship for Leadership in Public Service, the Michel Saint-Denis Award for Ensemble, the Artist as Citizen Award, and the Career Advancement Fellowship. victoriapollack.com

Tara Pacheco
Tara Pacheco has performed in new plays at The Signature Theater (The Place We Built), The Public Theater (The Incredible Whiteness of Being), The Flea Theater (Bat, 2013-2016) (The Mysteries), Ars Nova (Stacking the Brooms), The New Ohio, and The Adirondack Theater Festival. She has devised work with Blessed Unrest, The Jewish Plays Project, New Georges, Fresh Ground Pepper, and The People's Improv Theater. Pacheco’s most recent television appearance was on Season 3 of NBC's Shades of Blue and she will be making her feature film debut in The Goldfinch (2019). She is a graduate of Columbia University and the British American Drama Academy.


Aug 18, 2018

312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018